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are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for continuing with its famed annual marathon nday, , spite calls for postponement. supporters of a delay have argued the marathon will divert attention and resources from aiding the hundreds of thousands who still lacked power and are in need of relief. utility officials have predicted that electricity will be mostly restored to lower manhattan by the weekend. though several million from long island to new jersey could be in the dark for a least another week, some 1.6 million people remain without power in new jersey. it is e state hardest hit by the storm. new jersey officials have disclosed some 336,000 gallons of di
of picking through the rubble and those treasured possessions they had. just outside of new york city, kirk i know that you started out here in maryland over on kent island and made your way through new jersey. give us an idea of how bad it is and the things you've seen along the way. >> reporter: well, here in hoboken they're dealing with power outages and flood waters which have receded. we made our way up the jersey shore and saw some pretty unbelievable things. we stopped in cape may, a beach called reed's beach. we saw homes decimated by the storm, entire living rooms ripped off the back of the home, unbelievable stuff, and further north of new jersey we found a marina that had also been destroyed by the storm, boats tossed around like toys, probably a good 30 to 40 boats destroyed. i talked to at least one boater out there who said he couldn't believe his eyes. he could not believe what he was seeing. many people describing it the same way from reed's beach to that marina. they're saying it looks like a bomb blew off and just destroyed everything in its path. back here in hoboken, the a
from democracy plaza at rockefeller center here in new york city. mitt romney declared his candidacy for president on june 2, 2011. 201. today, 17 months later, voters will deliver a verdict in the presidential election. national polling in recent weeks has barely budged showing president obama and governor mitt romney deadlocked in a statistical tie with 2011 election in mind, both sides have assembled legal teams to handle voting irregularities or recounts. this contest will likely come down to a handful of swing states which have shown the president with a consistent by razor thin advantage among likely voters. virginia and new hampshire, opened their doors less than half an hour from now. as it tradition, two tiny new hampshire villages were first to cast their ballots in dixville notch. it was a split decision, five to five. five votes for each candidate. in hart's location, 23 votes for president obama and nine for mitt romney. tonight polls begin closing about 6:00 eastern time in kentucky and indiana. our first big clue, though, about how the night will unfold will come after
the storm hit a week ago. it taxed transit systems to the limit in new york city, connecticut and parts of new jersey >> we keep missing trains because it's so packed you can't enter the trains >> reporter: lines stretched for blocks as thousands of people tried to get to work. trains from new jersey to new york remained out, but key subway lines connecting manhattan to brooklyn und the east river were open. and the statten island ferry was running. >> i don't think it's really normal for anyone right now. we have so much on our minds right now especially for those who have family that lost everything, you know. not normal yet. >> reporter: the trarns it challenges came on top of a cold night for thousands of people still without power with temperatures dropping into the 30s. >> we have hot soup, hot chocolate, blank hes, cleaning supplies >> reporter: some 1.4 million homes and businesses across seven states still were in the dark. well more than 700,000 of those were in new jersey where governor chris christie visited with victims and volunteers today. >> there's still 760,000 people,
teaching hospitals in new york city found itself in crisis at the height of the storm. flooded with up to 12 feet of water. it lost power chewing it's back up generator. >> ambulances lined up through the night after nyu hospital here in manhattan was plunged into darkness with generators failing. hundreds of patients were evacuated to other facilities. 20 of them babies. >> doctors nurses, policemen firemen trying to get 200 people out of the hospital. >> julia, pregnant and in labor had to be carried down several flights of stairs. >> they took her off the bed got her onand proceeded to slide her really slowly down eight flights of stairs. >> no borough was spared. from this oil tanker to a beach community in queens. this is breezy point shortly after the the inferno started at 11:00 p.m. last night. blocks of homes engulfed in flames. firefighters hauled hoses through flooded streets. 200 firefighters from called into battle as wind-whipped flames jumped from house to house. >> flames 50 feet in the air taking everything out. there was no stopping it. >> it was very upsetting for al
made a new york city police officer something of a hero. the story behind the picture from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: in times square, visitors tend to look up, struck by the bright lights and billboards. but officer larry diprimo had his eyes on the streets, and on a homeless man in the street. in need of help. >> it was freezing, first thing i thought, this was absolutely unacceptable. i went up to him. i was like where are your socks or shoes or anything? >> reporter: he was on the counterterrorism beat when he saw the homeless man sitting right here with no shoes on. in that moment, he thought it was not just his job to protect, but also his job to serve. the most immediate need was obvious, and the shoe store was right there. jose conno was on shift. >> the officer was inspiring, i worked in the city for about ten years, and nobody has really taken this sort of initiative. >> reporter: conno cut him a deal on the water-proof winter boots, the officer paid with his own money. >> i think this is an important reminder that some people have it worse. >> reporter: jenni
, dominick strauss-kahn, and the new york city hotel maid that accused him of sexual assault. prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn. but the incident did end his political career and his marriage. >>> a new study out today urges the federal prison system to grant more early releases to disabled or terminally ill releases for economic and humanitarian reasons. there are about 218,000 federal prisoners. but fewer than one prisoner a year is granted a compassionate release. and caring for a seriously ill prisoner is much more expensive. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will take the stand in military court again today. yesterday, private first class bradley manning made his first public statements since his arrest two years ago during a pretrial hearing. he wants his case tossed out, saying he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year of detention. >>> weather and those powerful storms pounding the west coast are not letting up this morning. take a look at this. parts of northern california are feeling the brunt of t
are looking at just fantastic weather across the northeast and new york city especially. but the west coast is where we are going to see a whole lot of rain later on today. we also had lake-effect snow. you can see it sort of winding down in intensity. it is stretching all the way up to albany and birkshires and massachusetts. we're going to see that taper off as winds start to ease over lake ontario later on today. we are going to see another huge storm though hit western california and into oregon and washington state. we could end up with more than 12 inches of rain over the next 72 hours especially across northern california. but the eastern half of the country is looking really nice. we're going to see a lot of sunshine all through new york city, across the northeast, a little chilly right now in the 30s. but we're going to top out in the mid 40s later on this afternoon much as everyone heads on down to check out the christmas tree in person, it does look fantastic. bill, i guess now it's time to toss it back over to you. >> let me get this right, dylan, i get here for years and i get
never liked the politics of new york city or new york state. it was always to me dirty, and it sullied democracy as we knew it. i had to learn a lot about that with the truman story. there is a long chapter in the book. >> we are running out of time, there is so much to ask. where were you born? >> new york city. i went to public schools in new york city. i went to barnard college in manhattan, across the street from columbia. i won a fellowship to get a master's degree in columbia. i wanted to be a journalist. my history professor said, if you want to be a journalist to have to know something, so learn history. journalists do not know enough history. i thought that was good advice. i fell in love with history. i did not have any money to continue, so why was told to apply to rochester, which had fellowships. i applied and got one. i was one to be a historian. i stayed in rochester for two years. i started teaching at columbia. i fell in love with history. >> david herbert donald you met where? >> at columbia. he was one of two young professors they had just hired. i took his lecture c
tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to lines that stretch for miles to get to the few stations that are open. >>> stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact and remember to help the storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now and also text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donatio
of cities certainly here in new york we pass homeless people every day just trying to get by. this cop went above and beyond the call of duty and showed an inspiring level of compassion. we'll show you the backstory on that coming up as well. >>> later you figure michael jordan can probably golf anywhere in the world he would like because he is air jordan after all. wait tell you hear why one golf course just banned him from playing there. that is coming up in "the skinny." wow, anyone bans one of the greatest sports legislates ever. >> that sounds like a bad business decision to me. i don't get it. >> i don't either. we'll explain it. >>> we begin with the $587 million question. just who are the lucky winners of the largest powerball payout ever? it's not me. >> nor me. surveillance video from suburban washington, d.c., shows a man certainly acting like a new multi-millionaire. the pictures capture him checking his ticket at a gas station in maryland. the clerk and several customers say he had all six numbers, he said he bought the ticket in arizona, but left without revealing his identity
the region. police cars in new york city patrolled low-lying neighborhoods, urging people to evacuate again. the approaching nor'easter brought a wintry mix of cold and snow and possibly, minor flooding in already damaged coastal areas. new york mayor michael bloomberg: >> we haven't and won't order the kind of large scale evacuation we ordered in advance of hurricane sandy but if you are experiencing significant flooding during sandy you should consider taking shelter with friends and family at a safer spot or using one of the city's storm center shelters. >> sreenivasan: in new jersey, thousands of storm-weary people braced for their brush with the new storm, even as cleanup efforts continued from "sandy". governor chris christie suggested it was a little like the biblical plagues. >> when i finally got that final kind of, forecast that i got last night, i said i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next, you know. >> sreenivasan: the storm could also bring wind gusts of 65 miles an hour-- bedeviling efforts to restore power to more than 600,000 customers still in the dark in new jers
: new york city kids went back to school, the big apple subways up and running, and the gas lines still long but getting shorter as the new supply makes its way to the battered storm zone. in the hard hit rockaways neighborhood, this woman is at her breaking point. >> eight days. the mayor talks. the governor says the sun is out today. who cares? who cares if the sun is out today. get us the services that everybody need out here. we are desperate. >> reporter: after the storm, jane stayed behind with her elderly parents. the ambulance for her mother couldn't make it through the sand-clogged streets. >> i have resorted to putting on the gas jets on the stove. >> among the 1.4 million people without power in the weak of hurricane sandy. 115,000 right here in new york city. with temperatures expected to dip below freezing, hypothermia is a threat especially for the elderly and young children. sandy's death toll its at 106 people. 40 in new york city alone. and the cold brings fresh fear. >> nypd patrol officers would use loud speakers to urge people to go where they can be warm. >> shelter
one concern is housing. new york city's mayor says up to 40,000 people may need shelter. temperatures are close to freezing. here at home the city of fairfax is doing its part to help out victims. a detective there is leading the effort in this. good morning. >> good morning. we are talking about a food, clothing and supply drive that started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow. and then on wednesday a group of fairfax city police officers are going to drive up to new york and new jersey and hand deliver all of your donations. yesterday, i want to show you this video because people were just pouring into this pardon me, donating everything from sleeping bags, blankets, food, water, diapers, the turnout was a welcome surprise for the woman who started it all, captain laura kenyan, she has been a police officer for 20 years. she has never seen anything quite like superstorm sandy. the same thing was said by thomas coon, who is president of the edison electric institute. listen to what he had to say. >> sandy is the biggest one we have ever encountered. more than 9 million custome
york city alone. 80% of new york city subway service has been restored, but it may be days before gas shortages are rer stored and the national guard has been called in to keep order at gas stations. the storm has caused an estimated $20 billion in damages, plus an estimated $50 billion in economic losses to the region. the state of new jersey was hit hardest, and for more on that, we're going to ben tracy in tuckerton beach, good morning, ben. >> reporter: good morning, bob. this is what so many neighborhoods all along the new jersey shore look like. they're almost frozeep in time. there is really no recovery going on here yet because these areas have just been too dangerous to get into until now. this weekend was really the first time that so many people who live around here are coming back to see how damaged their houses are. many are finding they have no home at all. across new jersey, you're still talking about nearly a million people without power, and that's becoming a real issue, because temperature here's at night are falling into the low 30s, so it's very cold for the people
by a new york city police officer has become an online sensation. >> a tourist took this picture of the officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in times square. >> image became and stand hit after it was posted on the nypd's facebook page. >> the officer says he keeps the receipt for boots in his vest to remind him that sometimes people have it worst. >> sometimes new york gets the reputation of being a tough city but there's a lot of heart there. >> just awesome, nice gesture. >>> windy, rainy, all coming our way >> sorry, don't shoot the messenger. breezy and rainy afternoon in parts. as we look at live doppler, light rain, maybe we are not going to look at it, there it is. you can see in the north bay light returns this is what you can expect the rest of the day winds up to 35, 40 miles an hour, peninsula, south bay, light showers main event late tonight these we'll keep temperatures up into the 20s, 35 mile an hour range. heavy rain tomorrow, more scattered through saturday next band saturday night into sunday. everything is shaping up. >>> that's going to do it f
being later today. >>> a cell phone picture capturing an act of kindness by a new york city police officer has become an online sensation. >> a tourist took this picture of the officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in times square. >> image became and stand hit after it was posted on the nypd's facebook page. >> the officer says he keeps the receipt for boots in his vest to remind him that sometimes people have it worst. >> sometimes new york gets the reputation of being a tough city but there's a lot of heart there. >> just awesome, nice gesture. >>> windy, rainy, all coming our way >> sorry, don't shoot the messenger. breezy and rainy afternoon in parts. as we look at live doppler, light rain, maybe we are not going to look at it, there it is. you can see in the north bay light returns this is what you can expect the rest of the day winds up to 35, 40 miles an hour, peninsula, south bay, light showers main event late tonight these we'll keep temperatures up into the 20s, 35 mile an hour range. heavy rain tomorrow, more scattered through saturday next band saturday n
millions of dollars. >>> troubled actress lindsay lohan spent the morning under arrest at a new york city police station. the nypd cuffed the 26-year-old after allegedly punching another woman at a new york city night club. no word yet on what prompted the alleged fight. >>> a sign of the season here at nbc. did you catch it? the rockefeller center christmas tree all lit up after last night's 80th annual celebration. the true from new jersey. >>> and a tourist in new york city snapped this sign of the holiday spirit in full gear and now through social media, it's gone viral. an officer giving a pair of new socks and boots for a barefoot homeless person. the officer saying that the man's fit lit up at the sign of those boots. >>> so in less than an hour from now, arizona officials will announce where the winning power ball ticket was sold in that state. just moments ago, we learned that missouri's winning ticket was sold in the city of dearborn. the two tickets will split the $587 million jackpot. the hunt is on for the winners. nbc's kerry sanders live on his way to the winning store in m
. but the question now is should employers still be able to fire you if you get high? plus a new york city cop, a simple act of kindness and the tourist who captured the moment on camera. that's still ahead. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. >> shepard: a big step in washington making it harder for law enforcement to snoop around in our email. as it stands right now, federal authorities need only a -- don't even need a search warrant to read emails that are older than six months. the bill in the judiciary committee passed today would force cops to get or i should say federal authorities to get a warrant for all emails. the current law was intended for investigations into bank transfers and dates back to 1986, long before most of us even had email obviously. law enforcement officials claim it will make their jobs more difficult if a judge has to sign off on what they do to us. the bill still has to pass the full senate and the house before it moves on to the
will be seeing rain across the new york city area. >> warmed up quite a bit here on the east coast. now that will collide with the next system. >> doesn't seem like that will be a big concern in new york city. the big story will be the colder air behind it and sandy will be without power. >> let's talk about them. pi people who live there from staten island new york to help those recovering from super storm sandy. kindness new yorkers showed them in their time of need. we have more. >>> stal staten island hundreds of homes hit. they are working hard. >> flood waters reached above the windows inside randy's house. several people he didn't even know helped him clean up the debris. >> touching, heartwarming is not near enough a word to describe how you feel when these things are going on. people took time-out of their life to help. >> thank you very much. >> he was also feeling overwhelmed debris every where in the backyard. then this group just showed up and started cleaning. >> among the hundreds of workers and volunteers who come to staten island today and there are hundreds assisting
jeffs, is serving a life sentence. >>> you never know what you might see on the streets of new york city this is a first. casper the pony and razzie the zebra roaming free on staten island. they got free from the home where they lived. they were returned home safe and sound. >> can you imagine mommy, mommy, look. >> they are getting along just fine. >> moment of kindness captured with a camera. coming up, a young police officer's deed goes viral for all the right reasons.od ays. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! i just finished
warning. expecting five inches of snow. i expect the airports later today from philadelphia to new york city, especially think afternoon to probably be closed. they already have hundreds of flights canceled in those areas. so a lot of people that live along the coast in new jersey and also through central jersey and southern new england, be prepared. you're going to go to work today. it will be just fine. when people come home, it will be heavy wet snow, sleet, and strong winds. it's not a fun day to be traveling anywhere in this region that is devastated by sandy. >> you look at the path of that thing, there are people still digging throughout rubble of their homes that are in front of that. keep an eye on that for us, bill. coming up, president obama all but sweeps the battleground states with only florida still left undecided. we'll have a live report from nbc's kelly o'donnell in ohio. the state everybody was watching last night. a special edition of "way too early" back to 30 rock in a moment. >>> well, it's 5:41 in the morning on east coast. we have a call that's just come into us
? >> there will be a owners board meeting here in new york city on wednesday. it is never good federal mediators step away from both sides saying we're done. we can't do anything. the meeting with owners will foretell what potentially could be happening between both sides. lori: i don't mean to be so down on the nhl but who are the stars? think of wayne gretzky, mario lemieux. >> he hasn't played in a while. lori: that's my point, who are the active stars? the league is not doing anything to generate interest in the u.s. why should we care is they're having labor troubles. >> my former employer doesn't have rights to the nhl, if they better or worse controls a lot of sports conversation. when espn is not paying attention to the nhl --. lori: because they didn't want to pay for the nhl. >> they made a business decision that is not worth it to us. when they're not having regular conversations with highlights or roundtables shows dethe voted to the nhl, the national conversation is not happening. that is very bad thing. lori: ripple effect for economy. hotel industry in buffalo particularly losing $2 million
in the streets of new york city. you don't see that every day. why are they going. and what do lottery winners doing with all of that dough. the next guest said he didn't do anything he thought they would. his story next. >> americans spent 59 billion over four days. 59 billion. we spent 15 billion a day. almost breaking president obama's record . can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. in case you missed it. this was the numbers in the jackpot. did you win? i hope so. if you are a lucky winner, be careful before you spend all of that cash. >> for the winners pay attention. i know where you are. steven white won over two million in a powerball. he joins us this morning. steven looking back and reliving that moment are you glad you won? >> yes, very much, i am very happy that i won, but it is not what the average person woul
to be seeing rain across the new york city area. >> harris: yeah, it had warmed up quite a bit on the east coast and now i guess it's going to collide with the next system. every time i hear that i get nervous with the systems colliding. >> that's right, the severe weather risk, but couldn't seem like that will be a concern in new york city, the big story is the cooler air behind it and the victims from sandy still without power. >> harris: thank you very much, maria. in fact, let's talk about them right now. people who lived through hurricane katrina know a thing or two about getting back on your feet. so, hundreds of them packed up and drove east to staten island, new york, to help those recovering from superstorm sandy. they say they're just returning the kindness that so many new yorkers showed them in their time of need. dan bowens of wnyw has more. >> new york, staten island, sandy ruined hundreds of homes and we found volunteers working hard to pick up the pieces. >> and the water height is where this is. >> flood waters reached above the windows inside randy's house and several peo
day ahead in the northeast. temperatures. 70 in pittsburgh. new york city will be 63. >> i'm so excited. i haven't been to chicago much since i left. i got a picture from chicago. i'm going this week, i'm pumped up. hail, yesterday, in naperville. then -- >> that's a meteorologist through and through. >> california. a little mist around the top of the mountain. beautiful shots. dan and bianna? >> safe to say, ginger has different tastes in weather than most human beings. >> all right, thank you, ginger. >>> now to the backlash to black thursday. holiday shopping blitz traditionally begins the day after thanksgiving, otherwise known as black friday. but some major retailers just announced they'll be opening their doors earlier than ever this holiday shopping season on thanksgiving night, in fact, and not everyone is taking the news so well. some employees are up in arms of giving up one of their favorite holidays. abc's tanya rivero is here with their story. >> that's right. store workers are saying enough is enough. last year, many started working before midnight on thanksgiving
for us. on november 24th, >>> if you enjoy dining with family one restaurant on new york city's staten island is taking pleasure to a whole new level, in an area hit very hard by hurricane sandy and while its employees were sparing direct harm, nowhey have a new sense of community, family and purpe. here's nbc's emcampo. >> reporter: and new yos is new city restaurant, it's bustling. >> pasta on plates. >> it's great. >> reporter: andn the kitchen andma. yeah, grandma. here there are no chefs, jt a team of real italian grandmas or nunas as they are calle with a different one cooking each night. though they mayook like pros in this kitchen mos have no restaurant experience and heard about the job through nepaper ad. i spoke to them in their native italian. for louisa, jus the thoughtf workg in a restaurant teified her but she says after a dayf training i realized it wasn't much different as cooking at home. the exhaustion, e work, the worry, it's all worth it, she says. owner jody aravella grew up in a big italian family when he openedheestaurant in 2007, he decided he wanted his restau
. fema says it has 15 relief centers across new york city but hopes to double that number by the weekend and have 50 centers up and running eventually. as for the power company in this case con-ed, there's a catch 22. they won't turn on the power until homeowners get their houses inspected for potentially lethal wiring damage but electricians are hard to come by and the company isn't providing any. a company spokesman saying quote, utility companies like con edison don't have electricians. the people have to do that on their own. it's their home, their property, their equipment. this is a safety measure. nick camarota and his wife dianne join us from staten island. they are living along with their kids without power in a house heated only by propane stoves. i appreciate both of you being with us. you don't have power, you don't have gas. what are authorities saying to you? is there a plan to help? have you heard from them? >> yes. i just had the plumber come in to do -- look around. he says that everything that i did with the boiler to get it up and running as fast as i could was perfect
of it and what the next president can get done. good evening from democracy plaza. here in new york city, it is saturday, november 3, 2012. this is a prime time edition of "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. i call it my election preview special, so we'll get to my first reads with a twist. we're taking a look at how we got here. presidential elections that aren't close are actually odd. no republican has gotten more than 300 electoral votes since 1988. only four democrats in history have gotten more than 53% of the vote. polls say the president may have an advantage, but romney could have an enthusiasm edge. bottom line, this is 1976 meets 2000 meets 2004. in other words, it's a very close race. so how did we get here? the president began this campaign weighed down by a troubled economy and still faces a jobless rate higher than any incumbent seeking re-election since fdr. when the president was sworn in, the economy was bleeding 800,000 jobs a month. in his first six months, there was a lot of money spent, some of it by choice, most of it by need. the wall street bailout, the federal
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